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November is the month we get serious about the upcoming holidays. Thanksgiving and Christmas bring us some very busy days and it is helpful to plan carefully. Today, I want to share a few great ideas for gifts for most of the people on your list.
Thinking about the budget causes us to slow down and stick to our plan for saving. But, we also want to give a memorable and useful gift. No one wants to buy and wrap a gift that will never be enjoyed. I’ve tried to include practical and useful gifts, as well as being frugal.
Here are a few frugal gifts that children will love:
Make a kit: An art kit can contain any drawing pads with paints, crayons, or markers. A craft kit can contain any type of craft supplies: stamps and ink, scrapbook and stickers. Jewelry kit can contain beads and yarn.
Legos: Get a basic set and let their imagination soar!
Schylling Makit Woodbuilders– 70 pieces of multi-colored connector rods and circles. Building and creativity enhances children’s math and science skills
K’Nex – 417 pieces to help kids build wonderful items
Kinetic Sand – It feels like sand and molds like play-dough
Board Games – There are games for every age!
Dress Up Kit: you can buy pre-made, but it’s fun to add old family pieces, fabric, costume jewelry, hats, scarves, sunglasses, and shoes
Adventure Kit flashlight, journal, camping gear, binoculars, field guide, and backpack
Practical and Frugal Gift ideas for adults:
Field Guides – Field guides are great for nature walks and everyone who enjoys camping or spending time in the great outdoors.
Practical – Food gift baskets(home made or gourmet) Coffee or teas
Wool socks or boot socks – Warm socks for toasty toes or just cute ones.
Popcorn popper with a bag of popcorn and flavorings
Heirloom seed collection – Gardeners would love to have some beautiful seeds as they dream of their spring gardens.
Find a gift that helps the recipient enjoy their hobby: craft supplies, art supplies journals for writers
Instant pot – Great for cooking quick, healthy, and frugal meals.
Gloves – Gloves can be work gloves, warm gloves, or stylish gloves.
Scarf – A dressy scarf or a warm scarf will both be appreciated.
Umbrella – Umbrellas aren’t just black anymore. Check out all the designs.
Scrape-A-Round – These round gadgets make cleaning your icy windshield a breeze and make good stocking stuffers.
Pjs – Comfy, elegant, or matching for the entire family: everyone loves new pjs.
Plant – Who wouldn’t love a new succulent? Plant-lovers will love most any houseplant in the middle of winter.
Bird feeder and seed – I love looking out my window and watching the variety of birds coming for a snack.
Coupon book: Make your own coupons to give a free time of babysitting, dog walking, or raking leaves.
Baked goods – Oh, the gift of delicious bread, cookies, pies, cakes…..you get the idea!
Sports fans – Who is their favorite team? Hats, shirts, hoodies, and any gear.
Books – You know which gift is for a reader. A gift card to their favorite bookstore will get them very excited.
Ear buds – These get lost and broken all the time and make a great stocking stuffer.
Hand made apron – This simple apron was dressed up to make Grandma smile.
Play Doh – Play-Doh is always popular with kids, whether you get a fancy kit or just a bright color to mold over and over.
Frisbee – Kids will spend lots of time outdoors with a frisbee.
Modeling Clay– Play dough for older kids and even adults can be a nice gift for creative types.
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